"The Black Demands" from the Allen Building Takeover

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On February 13, 1969, African American students staged a takeover of the Allen Building, renaming it the “Malcolm X Liberation School.” Their demands (seen here) included better financial aid for black students and the establishment of “a fully accredited department of Afro-American studies.” Though the African American students exited peacefully, a large number of other students remained outside the building, and police used teargas to disperse the crowd. Allen Building Takeover collection, 1969-2002.